Magic, to me, is Realistic.

MAGIC. The word itself invokes so many thoughts and desires in a person. They can be positive, they can be negative. But it does generate some kind of response like a stimulus. Magic is defined as the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.

Well, I believe in magic. I believe we all make our own magic by the power of our thoughts and the way we think of a particular situation, our goals, our dreams and our visions for the future. I believe that when we set our sight on goals that seem bigger than we ever imagined, we have set ourselves for a course filled with magic and amazement. We choose to make magic in our life. We choose to have hope and faith for good things to come. We choose to believe that every situation we face is meant to give us valuable lessons and help us excel in life, thus letting the MAGIC happen. I love the part of the quote that says “watch with glittering eyes” because it’s hope that brings that glitter in a person’s eyes. When we see ourselves as lucky and blessed, we find ourselves noticing our surroundings more. We notice people and situations in our path as we long for those lucky encounters to take place – and so they do.

Do you believe in Magic?

We live on a planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you say you don’t believe in magic?

A person with a practical view to life may look for reasonable reasoning to every circumstance, but when you go through certain things in your past that teach and shape you into the person that you are today, it’s that pain, that suffering that makes you take choices to reach where you are currently. It’s alright to be sad; as Khalil Gibran said, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”You will never understand the importance of being happy and being loved if you haven’t been open enough to experience and feel pain.

Cause in the end, we all need darkness to see the stars and the moon.

Magic in the end boils down to the belief that in the present is where there’s beauty and in happiness is actual magic! You don’t need happy endings to be happy, you can be happy in the present as well by just being grateful for what you have. Good things automatically will happen to those who are patient.

P.S – Don’t forget to leave a little glitter of happiness wherever you go!

Sprinkling my magic glitter on you,


-Rtr. Fatema Kathawala,
The Rotaract Club of Bombay Queens Town